Verboticism: Despereka

'What do you mean, you're not coming?'

DEFINITION: n. The moment of awareness when you realize that have you made a huge mistake on a big project, and will have to start all over again, from the very beginning. v. To suddenly realize that you are going to fail.

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Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: dez/pear/eek/ah

Sentence: Eminent plumbing historian Prof. Desmond Shirt's whole being shuddered as the moment of despereka hit him. His long awaited action packed novel 'The History of Public Conveniences' was back from the publishers and they or he hadn't spotted the misspelling of his surname - the most important consonant was missing...

Etymology: A prefix of root of despair/desperation added to eureka! to make it an antonym

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Comments: Despereka

readerwriter - 2008-08-15: 07:32:00
What a moving experience for the Professor...he must have been scared shirtless...

pungineer - 2008-08-15: 07:47:00
'tis a bowel 'oul world indeed

pungineer - 2008-08-15: 07:54:00
'tis a bowel 'oul world indeed

Jabberwocky - 2008-08-15: 10:42:00
that must have caused quite a stink

OZZIEBOB - 2008-08-15: 18:25:00
Did he write his novel in Desperanto?